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breaking news, aeack of a schoos two people dead. next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff scaversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> tonight sarah's off. the big story is breaking news
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from northeast philadelphia where two people were killed in a nasty wreck on roosevelt boulevard. it happened when a mercedes benz slammed into the back of a school bus at high speed. jeanette reyes is there. jeanette? >> walter, the occupants didn't stand a chance. it can only be described as horrific. look at the car after rear ending a bus. the bus has hardly any signs of being in an accident although the driver is understandably shaken by all of this. philadelphia police say the crash happened around 9:00 p.m. the driver of the mercedes was driving well over the 45 miles per hour speed limit approaching wood >> dr. casey wardynski: street. the bus was filled with more
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than two dozen students dropped off at a church minutes before. the bus stopped at a red light when the mercedes rammed the bus. two people tried to yank open the door to save the man and woman, but flame flames encircle vehicle. >> it went under the bumper of the school bus and the impact killed the male driver and female passenger. they were killed instantly. >> the good samaritans tell me they believe the occupants were dead, but they didn't want them to have to be caught up in the flames. coming back to us, we are told there are officers witnessed the car going well above the speed
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limit. ithis is what they hoped would not happen. there were no other injuries. the driver of the bus was not injured and refused medical assistance. jeanette reyes, "action news." walter? >> thank you, jeanette. >> and a motorcycle crash left a man seriously injured near pleasant valley road in newark. the motorcyclist crashed his bike and the bike caught fire. he's in serious condition at christiana hospital. the intersection is still closed as police piece together what happened. >> now to the story of the day, temperatures are taking a huge dip. melissa has the forecast. >> walter, a far cry from early dwreearlier today.
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temperatures were mild, the high in philadelphia at 60-degrees. right now, 35 in the city. that's a 25-degree temperature drop in 11 hours as temperatures tuggle. it's all because the cold front came through today. at the coast in cape may, 40. the winds are relaxing from nine miles per hour in philadelphia, 15 in the poconos and 14 miles per hour in dover. radar 3d, you can see the cold front to the south and east. we are tapping the winds from canada drying out the atmosphere chilling us down as well. it will be colder, back to work monday. mild starred for winter beginning this week. it feels like that to some. rain on the way as well. we have details with the
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exclusive forecast, walter? >> thank you, melissa. >> much of the nation is dealing with deep freezes and more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on the weather. hundreds of crashes are blamed on icy roads. check out the field in kansas where this is won of the coldest games in nfl history. at kickoff, temperatures at one degree and felt lower with the wind. >> some flights were delayed by more than two hours. several frontier airline flights were canceled all together. bob? >> walter, good evening. the passengers tell me their flights were canceled. they were not given the option to get to their destination. it happened at the frontier checking desk.
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to put it mildly, there are unhappy people inside of there right now. >> never ever again will i fly frontier. >> honestly, i believe they should be put out of business. >> for lack of better word, these customers are not happy. after a cancellation of flights, things at the check out gate got heated. >> now we can't get home until tuesday. i have to work tomorrow. i have to work tuesday. >> the people are headed to florida but the flight was canceled last minute and customers were offered no solution until a flight on tuesday. one woman tried to speak to frontier and they were told, you get what you pay for. i don't think it was appropriate for the employee to say that to the people. >> five frontier flights were canceled. joseph patterson was going to orlando and opted for a ticket
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with american airlines. >> it's like seven workdays. to get home, i have to do what it takes. >> jimmy was headed to north carolina. his flight was canceled. >> the next flight is next monday. >> bad weather has impacted 3,000 flights around the country. in denver, frontier was also having problems. hundreds of bags piled up with no employees to sort them. customers had to search themselves. seems united airlines was having issues as well. there was only one employee at the customer service desk. certainly not what you want to see as we begin this holiday travel week here now. we tried to speak with frontier but they denied us comment at the desk tonight. bob brooks, channel6 "action news." walter? >> you can see the frustration. thank you, bob.
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>> a vigil was held to remember the life of a little girl killed in a hit and run in overbrook. she was killed a month ago when she was crossing with her siblings at 63rd and lands down. tonight they held hands in prayer. >> our family is hurting really bad. all we can do is be strong. we are so glad that jianna's mother and her father have been so strong. >> meanwhile 24-year-old paul woodland is behind bars for the deadly hit and run. police say he confessed to the crime. >> a fire in the frantford section killed two pets and left two families homeless. >> firefighters found the house engulfed in flames. it spread to the house next door as well. the cat and dog the homeowner
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rescued from the spca were killed. they were able to save two pets next door. >> moving on to the white house transition now. tomorrow, members of the electoral college will meet to place their vote for the president of the united states. it will be watched with heightened interest. the college is under scrutiny because hilary clinton won the popular vote and second finding that russian hackers at least tried to alter the outcome of the presidential election. president elect trump needs 270 votes to win and it looks like that will happen. 80 electors have asked for classified briefings on the hackers. most are pledged to clinton and they say they need all of the information before they vote.
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trump is questioning the allegations that russia interfered. they want to see proof. >> they should issue a report or stand in front of a camera and make the case. >> u.s. intelligence concluded russia is behind the hacking and they say vladimir putin was likely directly involved. >> pico is lighting up the holiday season. "action news" is bringing you the best holiday displays across the region. here we see one of them. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there you have st. peter's episcopal church in old city with a dislai including 12,000l.e.d. lyings, a christmas tree and nativity scene. it will light up running every
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15 minutes through 11:00 at night. >> wonderful music filled the air in the church in north philadelphia. it's part of the king christmas concert. church members performed favorites. >> much more to come on "action news" tonight. she's been an entertainment icon since hollywood's golden era. tonight tinsel town is mourning the loss of gentleman gentleman gabor. and a young boy asked for a unique gift, a heart for his mom. >> jeff scaversky has sports when "action news" comes back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> sad news fromhold, actress zsa zsa gabor has died at the age of 9.
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her husband said gabor died today at her home. she suffered from a string of medical issues after breaking a hip. she was best known for her many love affairs and nine marriages. a young child was killed during a case of possible road rage that inded in gunfire in arkansas. the three-year-old was in the car with his grandma and one-year-old. the person behind her honked his horn. when she honked back, the man jumped out of the car, and fired one shot. she took off and called police. it wasn't until she pulled over to get the kids out of the car to find the three-year-old was shot. the child died in hospital.
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>> the family is completely innocent and has no connection to the shooter. police are offering a $20,000 reward in this case. >> firefighters say they sensed the true meaning of christmas in a letter from a boy to santa claus. in the letter, he asked for a heart for his mom. the firefighters at the fire house in houston decided to surprise him friday. they brought him gifts as a token for his admiration for his love for his mom. >> for him to be selfless and not ask for anything but his mom to be healthy at christmas, it put us back. >> me and my dad play for my mom. all we want is to see my mom happy. >> the gesture moved his mother
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saying those firefighters will never know what their act of kindness will mean to their family. >> a polar plunk i plunge in al. why he says it made him feel at home. and meteorologist melissa magee has the forecast when we come back. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> three, two, one -- >> a polar plunge at the jersey shore is one thing, but this is anchorage, alaska. crews cut a chunk of ice out of the lake so folks could jump in. reporters found a guy from philadelphia who moved to alaska. he said this is a baptism for him to settle into his new life and home. >> i'm warm now. it's hyp hypothermia.
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>> he's a long way from home. the water was a frosty 32-degrees. it benefits a great cause. all proceeds go to the special olympics. >> never ceases to amaze me. >> time for the forecast. >> it's a cold one. we have temperatures taking a dip. double scan radar, you can see it's dry. we had a cold front earlier today. the front is knocking the temperatures down as we go through tonight into the overnight hours. we'll show you the picture outside, sky 6 live and hd, looking at a shot of the christmas tree, christmas seven days away. if you are out and about, bundle up with a few extra layers. we had a high of 60. right now, 35. winds out of the northwest at
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nine miles per hour. we have a windchill of 28-degrees. right now, 35 in the city. below freezing, allentown, 35-degrees. at the coast in cape may, upper 30s in atlantic city and beach haven. there's the front that came through earlier today, sagging to the south and east. right now, we are tapping the northwesterly winds on the backside of the front. they continue h continue to break apart as high pressure falls through the freezing mark, below 32. the suburbs in the teens. something to keep in mind, we picked up rain earlier today. if there are puddles or standing water, this could create icy spots or refreezing.
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a cold start and back to work monday. in the lehigh valu valley, 31-ds with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. in center city, it's partly sunny, a colder afternoon, high temperatures 35. well below where we should be, typically 40s. along the coast, 37 under a mostly sunny sky. the seven-day forecast, bundle up tomorrow, a high of 35. tuesday, partly sunny and mild for the first day of winter, 46-degrees. thursday, 47. friday, 45 for the high. saturday, mostly cloudy. a high of 46. hanukkah beginning at sundown by
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then. rain is possible for sunday, christmas day, a high temperature of 49. if you are hoping for a white christmas, maybe send an extra letter to santa. it looks mild enough for rain. >> jump in the water. >> thank you, melissa. a check on sports coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪
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online for the first year. cable can't offer that. only fios can. jfertion has sports, a heartbreaker for eagles fans. >> the same old story, losing close game after close game. too late too little. the eagles would have been eliminated from the playoffs anyway. the worst stretch since 1990s. in baltimore, eagles run all over the defense league in the lead. ryan matthews, 1:28. eagles up one. slackco beats jalen mills.
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eagles fall behind by 10. by the fourth, they call this the worst call ever. eagles down 7 with the ball back, 30 seconds left in the game. carson wentz, 24-yards, first down leads to this. from the fowr four wentz has no. eagles within one with four seconds left. instead of an extra point, doug pederson goes for two and the win. wentz for jordan matthews, eagles lose 27-26. jamie abode throws her two cents into the conversion talk. >> from my seat in the press box, everyone was holding up two fingers after they scored the touchdown. they wanted the coach to make the call they did.
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they agree with the coach's call to lay it on the line. >> i loved it. >> it showed coach's aggressiveness and his belief in husband. >> we had it. they made a good play. >> i would rather go out swinging. doug has faith in us. >> we are less than 50% of winning the game. as an underdog going in, i was going to win in regulation. >> i have to find a way to come for those play and come out of the game with a win. no moral victory. that kind of stuff. we have to come out and win. >> the birds have to have a short memory they most the giants four games from now. jamie apody "action news" at 6:00. >> ducis rodgers is joined by
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mike mitt minnelli, moments awa. >> upset over playing eight minutes. how do you think he feels tonight? noel benched the entire game against the metts. fourth quarter, sixers take the lead. bead goes down, gets back up. finishes the play. sixers fans chanting mvp. >> sixers win 108-107. 33 points, how about this? diving into the stands. you have to love the big guy. >> i love it. i love it. oafter you love it, you are making sure he's getting up healthy. it's the thing that endears
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himself to the city. that is the city. >> love watching that guy play. >> st. joes illinois state, can't catch up. going down 81-72, dropped five of seven. drexel beats up on cane tonight. johnson from iceland nails it. drexel by 40 points, 84-44. that's what happens when you pay a d3 school, you beat up on 'em. >> much more to come. stick around. ♪ ♪ ♪ fios in the house!
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>> the force is strong with rogue one, a "star wars" story as it soars to the top of the weekend box office as expected. what will you do when they catch you? what will you do if they break you? >> the movie brought in $155 million for the second best december opening ever. the story of rogue one takes place before the events of the iconic 1977 film "star wars" and focuses on th the band of rebels trying to steal the construction plant. >> "action news" sports is next.
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for the "action news" team, i'm walter perez. have a good night, and a good weekend ahead. ♪ ♪ >> i wanted to win the football game. >> he's in the endzone. >> we have good backs. i think our offensive end is good at blocking. >> the running game, it was rolling. it was good to see. >> it's picked off by hicks. all the way to the 40-yard line. there is a turnover. >> a lot of road games, a lot of opportunities to win the football game. >> they go out of bounds. they were confidence. he's going to the tuck it and run. >> touchdown, carson wentz. >> we are excited we got it in. >> i had my mind made up. we were going to win it. >>

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